Oscars 2020 – Predictions

We are just a few hours away, so it’s time to get my Oscar predictions out of the way.

Best Picture – Parasite

While this prediction is a bit of a gamble, I have my fingers crossed that this will be the year that the Academy Awards finally crosses the language barrier.

Directing – Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite

This one is a little more certain than the Best Picture win, but this is also a bit of a gamble.

Writing (Original Screenplay) – Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite

While I would also love it if Rian Johnson wins for Knives Out, I think that Parasite‘s screenplay winning is the safer choice.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

If Jojo Rabbit wins for anything, it will be for the screenplay.

Actor in a Leading Role – Joaquin Pheonix, Joker

This win has been all for a sure thing for quite some time.

Actor in a Supporting Role – Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

While I would argue that Brad Pitt is one of the leads in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his performance was definitely one of the high points of that film.

Actress in a Leading Role – Renee Zellweger, Judy

While the thoughts of Judy as a whole have somewhat cooled over the months, the Academy always loves to celebrate both a comeback story and playing another famous person on screen.

Actress in a Supporting Role – Laura Dern, Marriage Story

This is another win that is all but certain.

Well, those are my predictions for the major categories. Here are the rest (with there being a lot more guesswork this year than previous years):

  • Short Film (Animated): Dcera (Daughter)
  • Short Film (Live Action): Brotherhood
  • Documentary Feature: Honeyland
  • Documentary Short Subject: St. Louis Superman
  • Film Editing: Parasite
  • Sound Editing: Ford v Ferrari
  • Sound Mixing: Ford v Ferrari
  • International Feature Film: Parasite
  • Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell
  • Visual Effects: The Irishman
  • Music (Original Score): Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Music (Original Song): “In the Unknown” from Frozen 2
  • Animated Feature Film: Klaus
  • Production Design: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Cinematography: 1917
  • Costume Design: Little Women

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).